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Antimicrobial Properties of Honey Confirmed - 07/23/2013
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This review confirms why and how numerous studies have proven that honey has antimicrobial properties. Elsewhere on this blog, you'll find studies recommending daily consumption of honey to avoid chronic diseases...  Antimicrobial Properties of Honey Amer Jrnl Therapeutics , 2013 Jun 18 Honey has been widely accepted as food and medicine by all generations, traditions, and civilizations, both ancient and modern. For at least 2700 years, honey has been used by humans to treat a variety of ailments through topical application, but only recently have the antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of honey been discovered . Honey has been reported to be effective in a number of human pathologies. Clinical studies have demonstrated that application of honey to severely infected cutaneous wounds rapidly clears infection from the wound and improves tissue healing . A large number of in vitro and limited clinical studies have confirmed the broad-spectrum antimicrobial (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antimycobacterial) properties of honey , which may be attributed to the acidity (low pH), osmotic effect, high sugar concentration, presence of bacteriostatic and bactericidal factors (hydrogen peroxide, antioxidants, lysozyme, polyphenols, phenolic acids, flavonoids, methylglyoxal, and bee peptides), and increase in cytokine release, and to immune modulating and anti-inflammatory properties of honey ; the antimicrobial action involves several mechanisms. Despite a large amo...

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